Honors Learning Community

The Honors Program supports two Learning Communities, one for first year students and one for upperlevel students.

Honors Launch

The Honors Launch Learning Community is a great way for first year students to establish an academic and social connection with each other. Students will take HONR 201: Introduction to Honors together in the fall semester. In the spring semester, they participate in an interdisciplinary colloquium where faculty and staff from around the university engage students in experiential learning activities and reflection centered around a specific topic. In addition to coursework, students have a variety of opportunities to participate in program activities outside of the classroom. 

Emerging Researchers

The Emerging Researchers Learning Community provides upperlevel students the opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary research project and fulfill their honors research competency through reflection on this experience. In the fall semester, students take HONR 401: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research together, where they will work collaboratively in research teams to identify and propose an undergraduate research project. Students collect and analyze data in spring semester, which culminates in the presentation of their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on campus. 

For more information about joining the Honors Learning Communities, visit the Learning Communities website.